aisle » isle

Chiefly in:   walk down the isle

Classification: English

Spotted in the wild:

  • I walked the isles looking for snacks, but I just couldn’t stop thinking about him. (link)
  • He was simply to shy to walk down the isle to the preacher at the Baptist church. (link)
| link | entered by carthik, 2005/04/02 |


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    Commentary by Tim McDaniel , 2005/10/27 at 7:01 am


    I like the reply to the “isle” usage:

    I tend to agree, but the younger generation might not. My local Barnes and Noble has recently redone the SF section. It now includes an entire *isle* of graphic novels.

    Do you have to pay for the ferry to get there, or has Barnes and Noble provided a foot-bridge for customers to access the Graphic Novel section?

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    Commentary by Arnold Zwicky , 2006/08/13 at 2:49 pm

    Neil Crawford reported the following example on ADS-L, 13 August 2006:

    I continued to browse the isles, showing great concern for the beautiful fish he offered for sale. (Erotic-Girl, “Buying Fishfood”)


    Since some occurrences are likely to just be misspellings, it would be nice to talk to some of those who use this spelling, to see if at least some of them are thinking that the word refers to the islands of goods in a store (or seats in a church) that you walk among.

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